COVID Information from North Carolina Emergency Management

Currently, there are 51 County EOCs activated per WebEOC.  As of today, we have had 13,372 Resource Requests and we’ve completed 10,198 of them.  Yesterday, we delivered COVID-19 Response supplies and equipment to 33 Counties and 1 Healthcare Preparedness Coalition.  Thanks for all of your continued hard work on the logistics front! 

We still have 348 Guardsmen Activated with 95 Vehicles supporting Feeding Operations, Planning, Cyber Ops, Warehousing, and Transportation.  We also have other Guardsmen supporting the current Civil Disturbance Response located in Raleigh, Fayetteville, Greenville and Asheville.  We appreciate all of them – Always Ready – Ready Team!

Here’s the update for today:

  1. Online Symptom Checker: NC DHHS is launching new initiatives to expand testing and tracing. North Carolinians can now access an online symptom checker.
  • Executive Order 143: Gov. Cooper today signed Executive Order No. 143 to address disparities in communities of color that are being highlighted and intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • It creates the Andrea Harris Task Force to address disparities focused on: access to health care; patient engagement in health care settings; economic opportunities in business development and employment; environmental justice; and education.
  • It directs the NC Pandemic Recovery Office to ensure relief funds are equitably distributed.
  • It expands capacity of the Historically Underutilized Business Office to help these businesses with access to opportunities and resources.
  • It directs the NC DHHS to make testing and related health care accessible.
  • Read the Executive Order.
  • New C19 guidance:
  • NC 211 Reaches 50,000 Call: United Way’s 211 has been responding to callers from all corners of the State since Governor Cooper activated NC 211 as part of the State’s response to COVID-19 on March 18th. At 12:34AM on Wednesday May 27th, a 211 Call Specialist handled call number 50,000. (Press Release Attached)
  • CARES Act Funding: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (HHS ASPR) is providing an additional $250 million to aid U.S. health care systems treating patients and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. As authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, HHS has now provided a total of $350 million to health care systems for pandemic response, including $100 million released in April 2020. Read the U.S. DHHS press release for more information.
  • SBA Paycheck Protection Program: As of 30 May, the program shows 112,855 approved loans in North Carolina and more than $12.2 billion approved for our state. Nationwide, the overall average loan amount so far is $114,000. A detailed presentation can be found here.
  • NCDHHS Children’s Services: NCDHHS has a comprehensive guide on the Prevention of Child Abuse provided by NC DHHS and Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina for parents and caregivers. The guide includes hotline numbers, free educational apps and games, online therapy programs and much more. 
  1. Corona Community: To register for food and pharmacy deliveries, and wellness calls visit or call 800-451-1054 or 919-459-5681. Volunteer groups interested in helping can register to fill needs at where they choose jobs to do. 
  1. Diaper Bank: For those that may be struggling financially, but have infants at home that need diapers, the Diaper Bank of North Carolina may be able to provide some assistance. Email or visit to learn more.
  1. Remote Learning during the C19 Pandemic: The N.C. Department of Public Instruction has remote learning resources available.  This website will assist those parents has they work to ensure their children continue learning while at home.
  1. Covid-19 resources: Visit to find COVID-19 Resources.
  1. COVID-19 Case Count for 6/2/2020: As of this morning, there are 31,966 laboratory confirmed cases in North Carolina. There are 659 people hospitalized with COVID-19.  We have 960 confirmed deaths for North Carolina. Statewide there has been 468,302 tests completed, 9% of those have been positive.

Access the interactive dashboard online at:

  1. C19 PPE Received:  Yesterday the state received more than 141,200 N95 masks.
  1. C19 PPE Delivered: We delivered PPE to 33 counties and 1 healthcare coalition yesterday. Items delivered included: ear loop masks, N95 masks, isolation gowns, gloves, safety glasses, face shields, shoe covers and additional items.
  1. SERT “Operation LTC Facility Push Pack”:  Yesterday we operated sites in Kinston, Bolivia, and Red Oak to supply long-term care homes in 18 counties. Today’s distribution took place in Fayetteville and Pembroke for an additional eight Counties and 300 LTC Facilities. Our partners with the Office of Emergency Medical Services, the National Guard, Civil Air Patrol, and state and local emergency managers’ report that these distributions are going very well – and the long-term care facilities are very thankful to receive the supplies they need to protect their residents and staff.
  1. Grant opportunities: Shared by our partners at the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy and NC Community Foundation.
  • The Momentum Fund – The Momentum Fund will provide grants to 501(c)(3) organizations that are managing an active COVID-19 fund. The grants will help these organizations build their capacity so that they can effectively grow, promote, manage and sustain their funds (whether they need to add new staff, access consulting expertise, acquire new software, etc.). Funding from the Momentum Fund will support US-based 501(c)(3) organizations managing COVID-19 funds that are providing grants to other 501(c)(3) organizations that are meeting the needs of communities and populations whose health and/or financial situations have been most severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and who have been historically marginalized and under-served in our country. Grants will be awarded in amounts up to $100,000 and a total of $8.5 million will be awarded, thanks to an investment by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Applications for the Momentum Fund will be accepted until 3:00 pm ET | 12 pm PT on Thursday, June 18, 2020.
  • NC Community Foundation’s Burevitch Endowment Grant Program. Grants in the amount of $25,000-$50,000 are available for nonprofits in Eastern NC with a focus on health, education, and human services. Not specifically a COVID-19 response grant, though NCCF understands that the pandemic will likely shape proposals. Application opens June 10.
  • Fund for Shared Insight Listen4Good Co-Funded GrantsListen4Good is a Fund for Shared Insight initiative designed to provide widespread access to tools and resources that increase the capacity among nonprofit organizations to listen and respond to the people they seek to help. In order to apply for these co-funded grants, nonprofits must be nominated by one of their current funders (existing or new). If the nominated nonprofit is selected to participate in L4G, the nominating funder will contribute $15,000 of the $30,000 grant total for each nonprofit selected. (Note: Funders can nominate more than one nonprofit.) The deadline for the nonprofit application of July 17, 2020.
  1. DHHS Social Media Toolkit: Available for partners to utilize in their own messaging
  • Opportunities and Resources for the C19 Pandemic: COVID-19 resources, coordination calls, and public engagement opportunities are available at
  • Food Banks: Given the surge in usage, Food Banks continue to run low on stock and are in need of monetary support and/or shelf stable goods. More information about Food Bank locations can be found at
  • Food/Grocery: By mid-June, more than 889,000 students from over 656,000 families will have received P-EBT benefits totaling more than $333 million.
  • Non-Congregant Sheltering for the C19 Pandemic: Third waiver extension request for the next 30-day period for non-congregate sheltering was sent to FEMA on 3 June. The current one expires on 6 June.

Child Resilience Information

ESF15 Briefing Points

FEMA to National EMs

COVID briefing by the numbers

American Red Cross Pre-Landfall Sheltering